By Cate Campbell
During this richly layered debut novel, Cate Campbell introduces the rich Benedict relations and takes us at the back of the grand doorways in their mansion, Benedict corridor. There, family members and servants alike needs to face the demanding situations wrought through international battle I and the sunrise of a brand new age brimming with scandal, intrigue, and social swap. Seattle in 1920 is a urban in flux. Horse-drawn carriages percentage the cobblestone streets with newfangled motor automobiles. glossy ladies bob their hair and convey their ankles, caf s defy Prohibition by means of serving dainty teacups of whisky to returning vets and the wartime increase is giving strategy to a melancholy. Even in the Benedicts' majestic Queen Anne domestic, existence is altering above and lower than stairs. Margot, the Benedicts' free-spirited daughter, struggles to prevail as a doctor regardless of gender bias and private turmoil. The loved ones employees, in particular longtime butler Abraham Blake, have consistently attempted to guard Margot from her brother Preston's merciless streak. but conflict has altered Preston too now not for the higher. And while an opportunity come across brings a fellow military officer into the Benedict fold, Preston's ruthlessness is caused to new heights. An engineer on the fledgling Boeing corporation, Frank Parrish has been wounded physique and soul, and in Margot, he senses a kindred spirit. yet their burgeoning friendship and Preston's turning out to be wickedness could have explosive repercussions for everybody at Benedict corridor wealthy and terrible, black and white as Margot dares to stick with her personal course, regardless of the results.
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I waited until his crew’s fish were all unloaded and he stepped along the harbour road, his boots ringing on the cobbles. Then I ran after him. . ’ He looked at me, his eyes very blue in his weathered face. He was the most handsome of all the men, fine and upstanding, without a big belly filling his jersey. He was clean shaven and had good white teeth when he smiled. Oh, he had such a dazzling smile. ‘Yes, I’m Bobbie. ’ he said pleasantly. I swallowed, trying to think of the right words. I saw the woman I’d spoken to staring at us curiously.
Oh dear, it’s been a long night. I shall be glad to get to my bed. So how can I help you? Who are you? ’ ‘I – I have several names. ’ ‘My, my, you go in for some very fancy names! ’ He said the three names solemnly enough, but his eyes crinkled, his mouth twitched, and I knew he was laughing at me. I took a deep breath. ‘I – I think I might be kin of yours,’ I said. He stared at me. ‘What, some long-lost cousin or something of that sort? ’ ‘No, sir. I have taken the surname of Battersea, after my mother.
She looked as if she wanted to stick it straight in me. ‘Could you call Mina from the shore? And where’s Ezra? Is he playing truant from school again? Look for him on Long Beach. I need you all at home,’ Father said. ’ He spoke with calm authority, but I could feel him trembling as he turned me round and steered me onwards. I heard an excited babble behind us as folk repeated what he’d said. I peered round. Katherine was staring after me as she hurried down to the beach. ‘Oh, Father, she hates me,’ I said.
Benedict Hall (Benedict Hall, Book 1) by Cate Campbell